Stoke City announce squad changes as Ciaran Clark leaves club

Enda Stevens

Enda Stevens is in discusssions with Stoke City Credit: Eddie Lennon (ETPhotos)

Stoke City have announced a series of significant changes to their first team as they conclude the 2023/24 season.

Jordan Thompson, 27, who marked his 150th appearance this season, will remain at the club for a sixth year after Stoke triggered a one-year extension on his contract.

Sporting Director Jonathan Walters expressed his satisfaction, stating, "Jordan has been a consistent performer throughout the 23/24 season and a player who never fails to give 100% for the badge. We’re looking forward to seeing him go again and continuing to be an important member of our squad next season."

In contrast, Tyrese Campbell is set to leave. Campbell, who began his career at Stoke City at 16, made 164 appearances and scored 36 goals.

Reflecting on Campbell's contributions, Walters said, "In Tyrese’s case, to have played over 150 matches for one team is a rare feat in the modern era, it represents a significant contribution to the history of our club and we thank him for his efforts in a Stoke City shirt."

Stoke will also bid farewell to Iriish International Ciaran Clark and Wesley as their contracts expire, alongside several loanees returning to their parent clubs including Daniel Iversen, Ki-Jana Hoever, former Pats and Drogheda United defender Luke McNally, Luke Cundle, and Sead Hakšabanović.

Amid these exits, discussions are ongoing with another Irish International, Enda Stevens, about a potential extension, while Frank Fielding has secured another year with Stoke after signing a new one-year deal.